Dashboard is now HP Printer

Discussion in 'iMac' started by gemmaphant, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. gemmaphant macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2011
    Hi there everyone :)

    I am a new Apple user and very happy to have FINALLY made the switch from PC. I hope someone can please help me.

    I clicked on my Dashboard today to display all the widgets to use the calculator, and for some reason, my HP printer came up. I downloaded the software for this about a week ago, but, have no idea why it's assigned itself to my Dashboard icon.

    How do I restore it back to how it was please?

    Thank you so much.

    Kind regards,

  2. Squicken macrumors member

    Jul 23, 2010
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    To get rid of the widget? Click the + in the bottom left corner in Dashboard and an X should pop up on the widget that you can click to delete it.
  3. gemmaphant thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2011
    Hey there Squicken

    Thank you for your help. No, I don't want to get rid of the little speedo out of my dock, I just don't know why now when I click on it, the software for my HP printer comes up. Before I got a calculator, the weather and all that. Something happened when I downloaded the software from HP for my printer. Sorry if I didn't explain it right the first time :)
  4. xkmxkmxlmx macrumors 6502a


    Apr 28, 2011
    HP probably went and installed its own widget (or you didn't uncheck something that says they were going to do it). I have it installed on mine and it displays ink levels and such.

    Maybe you need to manually re-add the widgets you want. In which case, hit the plus sign and bring the ones you want back on the dashboard.
  5. gemmaphant thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2011

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